Is there anything better than the smell of freshly baked goods wafting through the house? 

Our macro-friendly take on a homemade apple pie means you can have your pie and eat it too!

We know that after you’ve tried it, you’ll keep it on rotation in your home.

With golden puff pastry and a sweet apple filling, this is the perfect post-dinner treat to satisfy your sweet tooth. 

Let’s look at how to make this apple pie recipe, complete with crunchy puff pastry.

Apple Pie Recipe With Puff Pastry | Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 50g Woolworths Apple Slices Pie Fruit
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • 10g Brown Sugar
  • 10ml Lemon Juice
  • 40g Pampas Light Puff Pastry
  • ¼ tsp Icing Sugar
  • 60g Light Vanilla Ice Cream

How To Make Your Homemade Apple Pie 

Follow these five simple steps:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. 
  2. Add apple slices, cinnamon, sugar and lemon juice to a non-stick pan. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until the mixture has thickened.
  3. Place puff pastry on a flat surface and add the apple pie filling to one side.
  4. Fold over and use a fork to seal the edges. Cut a slit in the top of the pastry.
  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden. Serve with a dusting of icing sugar on top and ice cream.

Apple Pie Recipe With Puff Pastry | Nutritional Information

Serving one, this dish contains 285 calories for 5 grams of protein, 6 grams of fat, 52 grams of carbohydrates and 1 gram of fibre.

It’s a low-calorie dessert that can help you stay on the path to weight loss success and prevent food cravings. 

Let’s look at how.

Losing Weight With Your Homemade Apple Pie

There are three scientific reasons that desserts high in carbohydrates can help you lose weight:

  1. Carbohydrates boost the hunger-regulating hormone leptin
  2. Carbohydrates don’t store fat 
  3. Sweet foods like apple pie can form part of a “flexible diet” that helps make weight loss easier

Carbohydrates and Leptin | Boosting Results

Leptin is a hunger-regulating hormone that signals to your body when you’ve eaten enough.

And it’s released when you consume carbohydrates!

So, by eating a treat — like this homemade apple pie — you’re stimulating the release of leptin.

If you consume fewer calories than you burn, you will lose weight.

A low-calorie, high-carb treat like this can help you enjoy the journey. 

Weight Loss Fact | Carbohydrates Don’t Store Fat

Experts once believed that when insulin levels spiked, fat was stored. This theory is known as the “carbohydrate-insulin hypothesis of obesity.” 

However, this hypothesis has been disproven:

  1. In this review of 32 studies, low carbohydrate diets or ketogenic diets saw no difference in weight loss.
  2. When subjects followed a diet made up of 77% carbohydrates, they still lost weight at the same rate.
  3. When subjects go on either high-fat, low-carb diets or high-carb low-fat diets, the fat loss is the same

Fat loss comes down to one thing: a calorie deficit.

So, a “higher-carbohydrate” dish like this can help you fight cravings and stay within your calorie limit, which helps make weight loss easier.

But there’s another benefit.

Homemade Apple Pie Forms Part of A Flexible Diet 

A “flexible diet” leads to great fat loss results.

Flexible dieting is the process of not just getting carbohydrates from “clean” sources like potatoes but from light vanilla ice cream, as found in this ingredients list.

Studies show this gentle approach allows for better fat loss results because dieters don’t feel the need to overeat.

Studies also show a strict approach to dieting is associated with overeating and a higher body weight. 

Another study found strict and “rigid” dieting associated with eating disorders, mood disturbances, and even anxiety.

Enjoy Your Apple Pie Recipes With Puff Pastry 

We’re excited for you to consume this dish! It’s sure to be one of your favourite apple pie recipes with puff pastry. 

We can’t eat “perfectly” all the time. Flexibility is key.

Enjoy your homemade apple pie! 

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